We begin our prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Today is the Feast Day of St Joseph, patron of Canada and the Universal Church. St Joseph is the husband of Mary and earthly parent of Jesus. St. Joseph courageously cared for Mary and Jesus through the years. St joseph is known by many titles and today we can pray with each one.
Prayer to Joseph Who is Known by Many Titles
Teach us to listen and not be afraid to trust as you did in God's promise.
Teach us to love courageously with a heart that is free and just.
Teach us to protect one another and all that belongs to God.
Teach us to dream a world where all are neighbors; a vision illuminated by God's light.
Teach us to keep the Word of God close to our hearts, and to proclaim it in word and action.
Teach us to be gentle with our power and strong in our tenderness.
Teach us to be for all persons a living lesson of goodness and truth - a blessing for all generations to come.
Amen. (*Shared with permission by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet.)
With St. Joseph by our side we continue our day in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.